Navigation Links
$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences
Date:9/18/2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $50 million to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences.

The renewal grant for the iPlant Collaborative, with partner sites at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas, Austin, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in New York, and University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), will allow scientists around the world to use proven computational tools to analyze very large datasets to efficiently address questions of global importance, advancing the understanding of biology beyond which any individual research group is capable.

The original five-year $50 million project, initiated in 2008, was the largest grant ever awarded by the NSF in the biological sciences, and three times larger than any NSF grant received by an institute in the state of Arizona at the time. Today, even in a precarious time for national funding agencies, the NSF renewed the iPlant award for another five years, increasing the total investment in the project to $100 million.

"Today's announcement is proof that our investment in higher education is paying off. Our public universities have adopted aggressive goals to increase externally-funded research and it is evident they are succeeding." Arizona Gov. Janice K. Brewer said. "For Arizona's economy to remain vibrant in the future, we need to grow the industries, like the biosciences, that benefit from the high quality research that takes place in our universities. We are tremendously proud that our state, and the University of Arizona, was chosen to continue this leading-edge research project."

This type of large, collaborative project is part of the return on investment that the UA promised the state of Arizona when the BIO5 Institute was launched in 2001. BIO5 was created with financial support generated
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Oceans acidifying faster today than in past 300 million years
2. Autism Speaks awards $1.1 million to fund high priority studies
3. In search for a vaccine, IU biologist receives $2.3 million to explore chlamydia genomics
4. WHOI researchers, collaborators receive $1.4 million grant to study life in oceans greatest depths
5. University leads £6 million EU project to tackle obesity
6. Scientists win $2 million to study new pathway in development and maintenance of lymphoma
7. 17th century Dutch explorers help the Atlas reach a major milestone -- 30 million records
8. Mafic melts, methane seeps, 2 million waves, foreign magma, and the invisible hand
9. UF receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to study mechanisms of inherited disease
10. Scientist wins $3 million renewal of one of longest-running NIH grants to Scripps Research
11. From 503-million-year-old fungi to recent earthquakes: New Geology posted ahead of print
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... major role in locomotion. Swimming microorganisms, such as bacteria ... compared to the viscous forces exerted by the surrounding ... challenge. Now, scientists have found that the direction of ... that induced by a viscoelastic fluid. These findings have ... Nadal from the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension ... is undergoing something of a renaissance. , Writing in ... the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation ... at the remote South Atlantic outpost has increased by ... the 1970s. As many as 24,000 nests are now ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... method to create DNAprotein conjugates. The method can ... , DNA linked to proteins including antibodies ... used in diagnostic techniques, nanotechnology and other disciplines. ... can be used for purposes such as ... The method also provides easier access to handling ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot 2Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK's far flung overseas territories 2New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins 2
... at The Wistar Institute announce the release of an ... along a DNA strand that tell a cell,s transcription ... a particular protein. The Mammalian Promoter Database (MPromDb) ... publicly available data on human and mouse genomics. MPromDb ...
... Carnegie Mellon University,s Manojkumar Puthenveedu has discovered the mechanism ... understanding signaling receptor function. Writing in the journal Cell, ... signaling receptor travels back to the cell membrane after ... live on the cell membrane waiting to be matched ...
... Spanish . , The AZTI-Tecnalia technological centre, in ... dairy product companies within the FUTURAL project, has verified that, ... of a number of dairy products, high pressure technology is ... Tecnolat, the results, especially with ready-to-eat fruit products and in ...
Cached Biology News:New annotated database sifts through mountains of sequencing data to find gene promoters 2New annotated database sifts through mountains of sequencing data to find gene promoters 3Carnegie Mellon researchers discover mechanism for signaling receptor recycling 2Carnegie Mellon researchers discover mechanism for signaling receptor recycling 3Research shows positive results with high pressure technology for certain dairy products 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... The prestigious "Discovery or Exploration in History Award" ... Juliana Hillis and Kaylie O’Connell, students at Stoneham High ... Egg, Everything: America’s First IVF Baby". This project was ... History Day program during a week-long final competition judged ... D.C. , The growing popularity of the assisted reproductive ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could ... realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and ... a reality for quite some time, the technique which ... a few billionths of a metre across can be ... them, and works on large chunks all at once. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Annapolis Junction, MD (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... leader in personalized medicine, will be exhibiting data and ... this year’s International Spine Intervention Society’s (ISIS) ... July 30th-August 3rd, at the Hyatt Regency, in Orlando, ... enhance the knowledge and clinical competence of physicians who ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... with two researchers to further develop potential treatments for ... brain tumor, in combination with their patented vaccine platform, ... and Duke University, are based on the work of ... of Neurosurgery at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor ...
Breaking Biology Technology:In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was the Subject of This Year’s Winning Entry for the Prestigious Library of Congress “Discovery or Exploration in History Award” 2In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was the Subject of This Year’s Winning Entry for the Prestigious Library of Congress “Discovery or Exploration in History Award” 3Building 'invisible' materials with light 2Proove Biosciences Exhibits Industry Leading Data and Research at International Spine Intervention Society’s 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 2String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 3String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 4
... and minerals. Image courtesy of Brain Twist ... an aid to holding off the cold and flu is ... York-based Brain Twist Inc. is launching Defense Vitamin ... boosting beverage utilizing the FreshCan technology of Degussa FreshTech ...
... Circuit (CAFC) issued a patent-law decision last month that inevitably ... will raise the bar for proving gene and protein related ... fragment sequences were useful. Most notably whether the gene fragments ... patent law. , ,The CAFC ruled against the patent applicants ...
... is bombarded with more than 3,000 advertisements each day. So ... most relevant ones. , ,Marketers used to view advertising ... meant blasting the same ad across mass media as often ... huge audience several times. , ,Jay Townley, president of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Court bars patent protection for certain gene fragments 2Court bars patent protection for certain gene fragments 3Court bars patent protection for certain gene fragments 4Turning ads into sales: Context is king 2Turning ads into sales: Context is king 3Turning ads into sales: Context is king 4
Bovine Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells (BBMVEC) (>500,000 cells)...
The improved design and new mechanical solutions of Finnpipette Focus Multichannel Plus improves accuracy and precision.In these low volume multichannel pipettes, the super blow-out function ensures ...
... solution. Cleaves a-(1-3)- and ... and glycoproteins. It is particularly efficient for ... pH must be neutral or above, for ... Unit Definition: One unit will hydrolyze ...
... is specific for human cardiac troponin subunit T, ... signals responsible for contraction of cardiac muscle. It ... in human cells. It also cross-reacts with human ... Antigen: Highly purified human cardiac troponin ...
Biology Products: